Berklee College Of Music Rental Apartment Rentals Off Campus Area Near 1 Bedroom Berklee College

The Berkelee College of Music is in the Eastern part of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood dominated by one of most pleasant parks in the city, the Fens, developed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmstead, the landscape architect who created Central Park in New York City. Boylston Street, where the school is located, was originally known as Frog Lane. It was renamed for Boston native Ward Nicholas Boylston (1747-1828) a merchant and philanthropist who donated heavily to Harvard University. The Berkelee College of Music is close to Boston’s historic Back Bay which was underwater when the city was founded. Before the Civil War, it took the biggest urban renewal project America had ever seen to begin filling in the Charles’ River Basin. The landfill more than doubled the size of Boston’s central original central area. Description The area runs from the Charles River on the North, to the Back Back on the East to Brookline to the West and the South End to the South. It is readily accessible by the MBTA’s light rail Green line. Residents The area is packed with students, many attending Boston University. As might be suspected the median age is young, 21.7 and the median income is low, $35,268 compared to $65,400 for the state as a whole. More than 30% have incomes below the poverty level. The local population is 56% female, 44% male about 70% White, 15% Asian, 7% Hispanic and less than 3% Black Rental housing The Berkelee College of Music neighborhood is primarily apartments. 88% of local residents are renters in houses, condos and apartments that average half the size of the state as a whole. One bedroom apartments run from $1600 to $2000 a month. Fun Stuff The Berklee Performance Center is at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, in the Back Bay. It is both the college's flagship performance space and one of Boston's most prestigious concert halls. Boston’s best art museum, the Museum of Fine Arts is just a trolley ride away. It has a superb collection of 450,00 works of art, including the best of Claude Monet outside of Paris, and Paul Revere’s work as a silversmith. Symphony Hall is nearby. It’s the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s best. When summer arrives, it’s time for the Boston Pops which hosts free concerts on the Charles River Esplanade. Fenway Park is the oldest park in major league baseball, opening in 1912 the year the Titanic sank. Boston fans are passionate about their Red Sox, consistently one of the best teams in baseball. For more than 600 games Fenway has sold out, so if you want tickets order early, or buy from Stub Hub where season ticket holders share their bounty. Nearby Kenmore Square is a great place for singles bars, live music and first run movies. Don’t forget the annual Berklee Bean Town Jazz Festival